Monday, January 4, 2021

Monthly Mini and Community Service

 Monthly Minis’ - each month we will provide a link to a free “mini” project for you to try. These will be projects that you can most likely complete in a few hours or less of sewing.  This month’s mini is a Valentine’s Day Mug Rug - because February will be here before we know it, and we all need a special mug rug for Valentine’s Day. Consider making one for a friend to brighten what can sometimes be a dreary month! It’s a larger mug rug - finishing as a 9 inch square. Note that the instructions have you make the “house” a little wider than necessary, and then you trim it to the correct width. I’ve also included a link to a tutorial that has a great binding technique for small projects like this. (Links are located below the picture)




Valentine’s Day Mug Rug Link:

Binding Tutorial Link:



Border Creek Station Pattern Company has  a “Stashbuster” that they do each year - it’s one block and the suggestion is to do one a week (but of course you can do more.). They give several suggested layouts as well. If you have 52 at the end of the year, you can send in a photo and be eligible to win something. 


COMMUNITY SERVICE Sew-alongs and Kits

Looking to do some Community Service sewing, but don’t have the ideas or the fabric? Want to “get together” with some friends for a morning of Community Service sewing? Since we can’t get together in person to sew, we will be hosting several Community Service Sew-Alongs via Zoom on the last Saturdays of January, February and March. You can work on something that you provide, or we have kits made up (see pictures) that you can take to make a complete quilt top.  Kits are for lap size or smaller quilts. The first step is to  contact Connie Grimsley to sign up for one of the dates!  If you need something to work on, whether for a sew-along or on your own, just contact Connie.   Happy Sewing!  


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